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Carcassonne

Department:Aude
Region:Languedoc-Roussillon
Number of Listed Historic Monuments:48
Carcassonne's Tourist Office

tourist sitesTourist Sites (in and around the city)

Fontfroide Abbey The Fortified City of Carcassonne Catharism Museum and Hautpoul Village Lagrasse Abbey and Village Lastours Castle The hill-top village of Rennes-le-Château Saissac Castle ...

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things to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

"Fête du Pays de Carcassonne" "Game of Thrones" Convention "Les Grands Chemins" "Toques et Clochers" ("Hats and Bell Towers") "Vigne et Terroir" Fest Canal du Midi Short Cruises Carcassonne Festival Carnival of Limoux Catharism Conferences Flyzone Hautpoul Medieval Festival Medieval Camp at Cabaret Castrum Medieval Festival of Issel Night of the Museums Salon du Chocolat Scented Garden ...

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short historyCarcassonne's Short History

The city of Carcassonne is the capital of the department Aude (11). It has a population of over 40,000 inhabitants.
One legend says that the name Carcassonne comes from the name of the wife of the last Moor king Ballak who died during the siege laid by the Emperor Charlemagne, Dame Carcas.
This dame was left by her husband to defend the fort and she managed to do it by tricking the Emperor into believing that the citadel’s inhabitants were far from starving – like the attackers would have like to believe after months of blockade. According to the legend...

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weatherCarcassonne Weather Pattern

carcassonne weather pattern Source: www.worldweatheronline.com


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